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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. John Hoch is certified by the American Board of Surgery, with a certificate of additional qualifications in vascular surgery. He is chief of the vascular surgery service at the William S. Middleton Veterans Administration Hospital and serves as Director for the Vascular Surgery Residency and Fellowship programs. Dr. Hoch has special interests in complex aortic visceral artery occlusive disease, carotid artery stenting, repair of thoracoabdominal aneurysms, minimally invasive care of patients with varicose veins, and the use of endovascular techniques to repair abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms and manage patients with lower extremity arterial occlusion.



Vascular Surgery

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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)
Meriter Hospital, Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Surgery
Vascular Surgery

American Heart Association Fellowship, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, 1986-1987

Vascular Surgery, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 1989-1991

Residency Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Internship Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Medical School Thomas Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 1983

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Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.


Dr. Hoch's research is ongoing into improving the education of residents and medical students about vascular disease. In addition, Dr. Hoch’s clinical research interests include the use of minimally invasive techniques to improve arterial circulation in order to relive pain and promote wound healing. He is investigating the long term outcomes of patients with varicose veins managed with minimally invasive techniques. His clinical research is focused on improving outcomes of patients with arterial disease managed with endovascular techniques.

PubMed Articles
Fenwick M Hoch JC Ulrich E Gryk MR . CONNJUR R: an annotation strategy for fostering reproducibility in bio-NMR-protein spectral assignment. J Biomol NMR. 2015 Oct;63(2):141-50
[PubMed ID: 26253947]
Roumen R Boelens O Van Assen T Scheltinga M Wijerathne S Agarwal N Ramzi A Liem D Lomanto D Simon T Buechler MW Koeckerling F Siawash M de Jager-Kieviet JW Roumen RM Scheltinga MR Lincourt A Augenstein V Kercher K Heniford B Andresen K Burcharth J Hupfeld L Fonnes S Rothman JP Winther D Deigaard SL Sørensen FS Bjerg J Therkildsen R Errebo M Hauge D Rosenberg J Fischer J Fox J Basta M Kovach S East B Krejci T Hoch J Jorgensen LN Kullman E Tollens T Nienhuijs S Doerhoff C Muzi MG Hopson S Velanovich V Muysoms F Leblanc K Schwartz M Berrevoet F Holihan J Nguyen DH Flores-Gonzalez JR Alawadi ZM Nguyen MT Kao LS Liang MK Hassan S Raslan C Henley N Van Veenendaal N Poelman MM Van den Heuvel B Schreurs H Dwars B Bonjer HJ Kaufmann R Halm JA Nieuwenhuizen J Klitsie P Eker HH van Geldere D Simons MP Van't Riet M Jeekel J Lange JF Pathania B . Trial & Guidelines. Hernia. 2015 Apr;19 Suppl 1:S43-9
[PubMed ID: 26518859]
Matsumura JS Stroupe KT Lederle FA Kyriakides TC Ge L Freischlag JA . Costs of repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm with different devices in a multicenter randomized trial. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Jan;61(1):59-65
[PubMed ID: 25238728]
Gupta PK Ramanan B Engelbert TL Tefera G Hoch JR Kent KC . A comparison of open surgery versus endovascular repair of unstable ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Dec;60(6):1439-45
[PubMed ID: 25103257]
Davies RR Carver SW Schmidt R Keskeny H Hoch J Pizarro C . Laryngopharyngeal dysfunction independent of vocal fold palsy in infants after aortic arch interventions. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Aug;148(2):617-24.e2
[PubMed ID: 24290573]
Gupta PK Engelbert TL Ramanan B Fang X Yamanouchi D Hoch JR Acher CW . Postdischarge outcomes after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Apr;59(4):903-8
[PubMed ID: 24360236]
Suwanabol PA Hoch JR . Venous thromboembolic disease. Surg Clin North Am. 2013 Aug;93(4):983-95, x
[PubMed ID: 23885941]
Markley JL Akutsu H Asakura T Baldus M Boelens R Bonvin A Kaptein R Bax A Bezsonova I Gryk MR Hoch JC Korzhnev DM Maciejewski MW Case D Chazin WJ Cross TA Dames S Kessler H Lange O Madl T Reif B Sattler M Eliezer D Fersht A Forman-Kay J Kay LE Fraser J Gross J Kortemme T Sali A Fujiwara T Gardner K Luo X Rizo-Rey J Rosen M Gil RR Ho C Rule G Gronenborn AM Ishima R Klein-Seetharaman J Tang P van der Wel P Xu Y Grzesiek S Hiller S Seelig J Laue ED Mott H Nietlispach D Barsukov I Lian LY Middleton D Blumenschein T Moore G Campbell I Schnell J Vakonakis IJ Watts A Conte MR Mason J Pfuhl M Sanderson MR Craven J Williamson M Dominguez C Roberts G Günther U Overduin M Werner J Williamson P Blindauer C Crump M Driscoll P Frenkiel T Golovanov A Matthews S Parkinson J Uhrin D Williams M Neuhaus D Oschkinat H Ramos A Shaw DE Steinbeck C Vendruscolo M Vuister GW Walters KJ Weinstein H Wüthrich K Yokoyama S . In support of the BMRB. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2012 Sep;19(9):854-60
[PubMed ID: 22955930]
Hoch JR . Invited commentary. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Apr;53(4):1037-8
[PubMed ID: 21439457]
Mell MW O'Neil AS Callcut RA Acher CW Hoch JR Tefera G Turnipseed WD . Effect of early plasma transfusion on mortality in patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. Surgery. 2010 Nov;148(5):955-62
[PubMed ID: 20378142]
Bobadilla JL Hoch JR Leverson GE Tefera G . The effect of warfarin therapy on endoleak development after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of the abdominal aorta. J Vasc Surg. 2010 Aug;52(2):267-71
[PubMed ID: 20591602]
Callcut RA Acher CW Hoch J Tefera G Turnipseed W Mell MW . Impact of intraoperative arteriography on limb salvage for traumatic popliteal artery injury. J Trauma. 2009 Aug;67(2):252-7; discussion 257-8
[PubMed ID: 19667876]
Mell MW Wynn MM Reeder SB Tefera G Hoch JR Acher CW . A new intercostal artery management strategy for thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair. J Surg Res. 2009 Jun 1;154(1):99-104
[PubMed ID: 19101698]
Wynn MM Mell MW Tefera G Hoch JR Acher CW . Complications of spinal fluid drainage in thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair: a report of 486 patients treated from 1987 to 2008. J Vasc Surg. 2009 Jan;49(1):29-34; discussion 34-5
[PubMed ID: 18951749]
Mell MW Acher CW Hoch JR Tefera G Turnipseed WD . Outcomes after endarterectomy for chronic mesenteric ischemia. J Vasc Surg. 2008 Nov;48(5):1132-8
[PubMed ID: 18771889]
Acher CW Wynn MM Mell MW Tefera G Hoch JR . A quantitative assessment of the impact of intercostal artery reimplantation on paralysis risk in thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair. Ann Surg. 2008 Oct;248(4):529-40
[PubMed ID: 18936565]
Yamane BH Tefera G Hoch JR Turnipseed WD Acher CW . Blunt thoracic aortic injury: open or stent graft repair? Surgery. 2008 Oct;144(4):575-80; discussion 580-2
[PubMed ID: 18847641]
Heaton NS Wolff RA Malinowski RL Hullett DA Hoch JR . Antisense to transforming growth factor-beta(1) facilitates the apoptosis of macrophages in rat vein grafts. J Vasc Res. 2008;45(5):365-74
[PubMed ID: 18354256]
Tefera G Acher CW Hoch JR Mell M Turnipseed WD . Effectiveness of intensive medical therapy in type B aortic dissection: a single-center experience. J Vasc Surg. 2007 Jun;45(6):1114-8; discussion 1118-9
[PubMed ID: 17543672]
Mell M Tefera G Schwarze M Carr S Acher C Hoch J Turnipseed W . Absence of buttock claudication following stent-graft coverage of the hypogastric artery without coil embolization in endovascular aneurysm repair. J Endovasc Ther. 2006 Jun;13(3):415-9
[PubMed ID: 16784331]